Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A female leader, especially an autocratic one:‘the leaderene went down with a satisfying thump, her spiked coronet falling off’
- ‘Meanwhile, and further afield, the tremors resonating from the leaderene's misstep have been recorded on the outrage scale.’
- ‘Indeed the leaderene regarded television to be dominated by the unions and grossly overmanned.’
1980s (originally a humorous or ironic name for Margaret Thatcher): from leader + -ene, on the pattern of female given names such as Marlene.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.